Featured CLE: Learn about conflicts of interest in complex commercial litigation on May 14

Thursday, May 9, 2019

MassBarEducatesNo lawyer wants to face legal malpractice claims, breach of fiduciary duty claims or grievance complaints arising from conflicts of interest. To prevent such actions, attorneys must understand the identity of the client, the duties owed to the client and to third parties, and the issues that give rise to potential conflicts in the business litigation, intellectual property (IP) and bankruptcy contexts.

Join members of the bench, the bar and the Office of Bar Counsel for an interactive discussion on Tuesday, May 14, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the MBA in Boston. Panelists will cover the following specific topics:

  • Rules of Professional Conduct governing conflicts of interest, with an emphasis on conflicts that can arise during business litigation, IP and bankruptcy
  • Typical conflicts cases seen by Bar Counsel
  • How Bar Counsel is treating these types of claims
  • Case law highlights
  • Best practices for law firms to protect themselves
  • Positional conflicts -- whether a lawyer/firm can take a position for one client that is directly contradictory to the position taken by an attorney/firm on behalf of another client
  • Motions to disqualify
  • How conflicts of interest raise ordinary malpractice claims to unfair and deceptive conduct under Chapter 93A

Click here to register. 

This program is FREE for MBA members.